A little bit of history
Need to know
Royal Greenwich is one of only four local authorities to have been made a royal borough. It's also recently been made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Greenwich's covered market is one of London's best and attracts people from all over the capital. It offers wares from local artist-makers, fashion designers, foodies and antiques traders. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays are dedicated to antiques, with Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays devoted to food, arts and crafts. Surrounding the market, you'll find characterful boutiques and independent shops offering everything from toys and clothes to organic fruit and veg, artisan breads and cheeses. Plus, just 15 minutes down the road, you'll find all the big high street and designer names at Westfield's Stratford shopping centre.
ROYAL GREENWICH IS HEAVING WITH HISTORY, FROM ROMAN REMAINS AND ANCIENT BURIAL GROUNDS, TO THE OLD ROYAL NAVAL HOSPITAL, THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, AND THE SPECTACULARLY RESTORED CUTTY SARK ' THE LAST OF THE GREAT TEA CLIPPERS.